Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

1909 a thriving prosperous settlement on Baker Creek between Fairbanks and the mouth of the Tanana River about 100 miles up the Tanana. The place derives its name from the hot springs that are there.A hotel was constructed and provision made for the accommodation of guests who might desire to visit these springs A farm was established at the hot springs and its productiveness is something wonderful. Around 1906 a rich gold strike was made in Sullivan Creek near the hot springs This strike has increased the population and the community and by 1909 it had become the second largest settlement in the Tanana valley (Source).


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